Multidisciplinary Studies in Work, Working life and HR Research

Multidisciplinary Studies in Work, Working life and HR Research offer practical working life skills and complement any basic degree.

In the changing working life, the planning and development of own educational path and the more general skills of the working life and personnel issues are even more important tools for managing change than before. Academic graduates often rank for managerial and professional jobs that require a wide-ranging understanding of working life, versatile skills and comprehension of practices.

Multidisciplinary Studies in Work, Working life and HR Research includes 25–50 credits and consists of courses offered by the various faculties of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi. Professional skills on working life are also presented by visiting specialists. The studies are well suited for any basic degree at the university. 

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After completing the studies, the students will possess the theoretical, conceptual and practical competence to tackle the following themes and issues:

• working life and wellbeing at work
• labour law
• labour market and policy
• human resources management
• current labour market issues.

The Multidisciplinary Studies in Work, Working life and HR Research have been organised at the University of Turku since 2009, and the studies are coordinated by the Turku Centre for Labour Studies.

The Centre organises also professional study sessions for postgraduates.